Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFN) is undergoing salvage at the Pinal Airpark in Arizona


About one month ago, on 13 November, one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination: Pinal Airpark. On 28 October, the 25-year-old Airbus A330 performed her last commercial flights for Brussels Airlines as SN501 and SN502, between New York JFK and Brussels. For a business trip I had to visit Los Angeles and Phoenix but saw a “window of opportunity” to head to Tucson, Arizona to check out OO-SFN at her retirement home.

After 25 years of commercial service, Brussels Airlines’ OO-SFN is leaving for Pinal Airpark

Sierra Fox November is well tucked in between two former Lufthansa Airbus A340-600s, both engines and the APU (auxiliary power unit) have already been removed as well as the interior and the flight deck instruments.

© Bram Botterman
© Bram Botterman
© Bram Botterman

These three pictures are part of a larger yet future article with loads of pictures of Pinal Airpark. Teaser: Star Triple Seven Boeing 747SP (P4-FSH) – Ernest Angley Ministries

© Bram Botterman

Custom tour provided by Volare Helicopters operating out of Marana Airport, just 15 miles Northwest of Tucson. Most ideal for sightseeing tours, flight training and aerial photography in Southern Arizona. Visit:

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